Dārā Shikoh (1615–59). Muslim heir-apparent of Shāh Jahān, who sought common ground between Hinduism and Islam. He regarded the two religions as ‘the confluence of two oceans’ (Qurʾān 18. 65): his views issued in Majmaʿ al-Bahrayn (‘Mingling of the Two Oceans’, 1655). He also believed that the Upaniṣads were ‘the book that is hidden’ (56. 78). As a result he began to translate Upaniṣads into Persian, in a work issuing in Sirr-i Akbar (‘The Great Secret’, 1657)—a work which, when translated into French by Anquetil Duperron (1801–2), had a great influence on European (e.g. Schopenhauer) attitudes to the East.
More From encyclopedia.com
Antarctic Ocean , Antarctic Ocean Subduction Zone , Subduction zones occur at collision boundaries where at least one of the colliding lithospheric plates contains oceanic crust . In accord with plate… Wilson Cycle , Wilson cycle The hypothesis, named after Tuzo Wilson who proposed it, that an ocean basin has a lifespan with several stages: from opening, through d… Islam , Islam The religion that God set forth for Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and muḤammad proclaimed by the latter in Arabia in the 7th century, which enjoys the… Paleotethys , Palaeotethys There is confusion over the relationship between Tethys (or Neotethys) and Palaeotethys. Some authors refer to the existence of a late P… Ocean , Oceans are large bodies of salt water that surround Earth's continents and occupy the basins between them. The four major oceans of the world are the…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like